Conservation thumbs up from Bellamy

072290b malton'Dalby Forest hosts a day about Nature and the Dinosaur Coast....David Bellamy drops in and shows his enthusiasm...
072290b malton'Dalby Forest hosts a day about Nature and the Dinosaur Coast....David Bellamy drops in and shows his enthusiasm...

Flamingo Land grabs gold for conservation!

Following the earlier success at gaining a silver ‘David Bellamy Conservation Award’ in 2009, the Ryedale attraction has showed its continued commitment to our environment and wildlife by achieving a gold award for 2010.

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running awards for caravan parks in the UK. It is assessed on management for wildlife, use of energy, recycling and supporting the community.

In addition, for the UN International Year of Biodiversity, Flamingo Land upped efforts for conservation. For example, new bird, bat and owl nesting boxes have been placed throughout the zoo, theme park and holiday village.

The nest boxes were made by our carpenters using recycled wood, and record bird breeding. In 2010 there were around 60 fledglings, mostly Great tits and Blue tits, some of which may breed again before the end of spring.